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selecting the type of dvd writer

Postby leon86 on Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:02 pm

i'm a newbie...i need help..currently, i planning on buying a new dvd writer and i can't make up my mind on which brand to go for...i have narrow down to these three brand :

1) Pioneer A108 (16x dvd writer, 4x DL) (S$169)
2) LG GSA-4120B (S$189)
3) Benq DW1600 (S$172)

hope you guys out there would give me some comments on which writer to buy and how is the writing quality for each of the writer...thanks alot!
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Postby Ian on Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:20 pm

Aside from writing quality, what are your needs? Speed? Media compatibility? DVD-RAM support? 4x DVD+R DL writing speeds? Give us more info.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Aug 15, 2004 9:10 pm

and bitsetting, do you need bitsetting?
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Postby leon86 on Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:08 am

i also not very sure about dvd stuff...how about the overall performance of the drives? or maybe you guys could give me a few suggestions on what to get?...sorry to trouble you guys
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Postby Spazmogen on Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:28 am

If I were to buy another drive, I'd get the NEC 3500.
I think DL support is a good 'forward compatability' item to get now.

I've got an NEC 1100a and its been rock solid stable, especially with the modded firmware from Etna. It was fine with out modded firmware, I just had cause to get region auto-reseting as I had R2 discs I watch.
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Postby leon86 on Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:08 am

i also not very sure about dvd stuff...how about the overall performance of the drives? or maybe you guys could give me a few suggestions on what to get?...sorry to trouble you guys
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Postby wicked1 on Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:54 pm

buy the pioneer :)
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